Christmas Canon

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"Christmas Canon"
Single by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
from the album The Christmas Attic
GenreChristmas music, rock
Songwriter(s)Paul O'Neill (lyrics)
Johann Pachelbel (music)
Producer(s)Paul O'Neill and Robert Kinkel
Trans-Siberian Orchestra singles chronology
"The World That He Sees"
"Christmas Canon"
"Queen of the Winter Night"

"Christmas Canon" is a Christmas song by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) from their 1998 album The Christmas Attic.

The song is set to the tune of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major with new lyrics added. The style is a departure from TSO's usual rock arrangements, instead being performed in the style of a children's choir with light accompaniment from piano and strings. The group would later create a rock version of the song, entitled "Christmas Canon Rock", which debuted on their 2004 album The Lost Christmas Eve.

As of November 25, 2016, total sales of the digital track stand at 918,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan, placing it sixth on the list of all-time best-selling Christmas/holiday digital singles in SoundScan history.[2]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
US Digital 39[3]
Chart (2011) Peak
Holiday 100 9[4]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ Christmas Canon (track listing). Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Lava Records. 2001. PRCD 300705.
  2. ^ Billboard Staff (November 25, 2016). "What Are the Top-Selling Holiday Songs?". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Billboard Digital Songs"
  4. ^ "Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Canon Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 11, 2017.